Forest Hill North neighbourhood in Toronto. Popular communities include Humewood Cedarvale, Forest Hill South, Englemount Lawrence, Lawrence Park South, Oakwood Vaughan.
Forest Hill North has 31 homes on the market. Of the 16720 total properties listed in Toronto, Forest Hill North makes up just 0.2%. The average asking price of a property in Forest Hill North is $1,130,993, with an estimated mortgage of $3,831 per month. That is 1.3 times less of the average asking price of $1,525,718 in Toronto. Properties listed in Forest Hill North are an average of 479 square feet, with 1.4 beds and 1.4 baths. Forest Hill North has 16.1% apartments relative to all the other listings in this neighbourhood.
Forest Hill is a wealthy community in central Toronto alongside others such as Lawrence Park, Rosedale, and The Bridle Path. Presently, the city of Toronto’s Social Development & Administration division splits Forest Hill into two neighbourhoods: Forest Hill North and Forest Hill South. Forest Hill North runs from Briar Hill Avenue in the north, from Latimer Avenue in the east, to Eglinton Avenue West in the south.
Forest Hill is one of Toronto's more attractive regions. Its landscape provides a mix of numerous parkettes, gently sloping hills, and winding roads, giving the neighbourhood a special charm. Real estate in Forest Hill is unique in the sense that a majority of the houses that exist within the community are of the conventional suburban type, however each house is not homogeneous. Every piece of property, whether it is homes, schools or places of worship are all architecturally built in diverse styles.
Besides being unique in properties, Forest Hill North is a neighbourhood that could be exclusive by design. There are no sidewalks in the majority of the area which could contribute to a rigid idea of desirability of the environment. Although there is a lack in sidewalks, the residential streets are typically very wide and include a good amount of speed bumps and stop signs which encourage a higher standard of safety.
Homes for sale in Forest Hill North pay homage to building codes and bylaws dating back to the 1920s and 1930s. Historically, when they were built, it was mandatory that every Forest Hill home be planned by an architect, and that a tree was planted at the facade of each property. Thanks to the village architects, a beautiful heritage has been birthed in the community where stone and brick mansions are accentuated by the majestic trees that adorn the streets.
Forest Hill North has become the place to find stunning new 'neo-traditional' houses constructed on an impressive scale, frequently with lawns to match. The housing types are mainly detached houses with quite a few semi-detached and town homes. Additionally, Forest Hill is also a community with its fair share of luxury condo buildings situated on Lonsdale Road and Heath Street West. Forest Hill North condos can be found west of Spadina.
Forest Hill was integrated as a village in 1923. Named after the summer home of John Wickson, Forest Hill was constructed in 1860 at the intersection of Old Forest Hill Road and Eglinton Avenue. Today, the hill is still there, though with heavy land developments it has been exchanged for apartment buildings.
Before its integration, Forest Hill was been referred to as "Spadina Heights." The borders of the current day neighbourhood are formed from the old Spadina Heights school district.
"Lower Forest Hill" which is south of Eglinton, was entirely developed by the 1930s. "Upper Forest Hill" took a longer time to become developed since it was previously occupied by the railway named Belt Line and industry after that. Forest Hill Village joined Swansea Village in 1967 as one of the remaining two independent villages to be annexed by the City of Toronto.
Forest Hill North real estate agents and residents can get to and from the neighbourhood conveniently and most errands can be accomplished on foot. The neighbourhood is located near numerous subway stops on the University subway line. Additionally, the area is within walking distance of both the Davisville and Eglinton subway station. Many buses run along all the main streets and a few of the thoroughfares in the residential areas.
A lot of the roads in the community are one way, and traffic is often blocked due to parking on the side of major streets around rush hour. On the other hand, commuting downtown is usually a quick 15 minute ride at off hours through the Bathurst Street, Spadina and Aveunue Roads routes. Furthermore, Allen Road on the Spadina Expressway heads north and merges to Highway 401, as well as the northern part of the city.
In Forest Hill North many shopping opportunities exist for the residents of the community. The shopping district is located on the junction of Lonsdale and Spadina Roads. Home to a clandestine section of stores, the ambience exuded is that of a small town and not a big city. There are shops and boutiques that accommodate the needs of the affluent residents in Forest Hill North. Furthermore, the Eglinton West Village shopping region has a great assortment of stores to suit every style and budget.
This street also consists of many gourmet restaurants and food shops. Also on St Clair Avenue West in Forest Hill the Loblaws grocery store is one of the community’s landmarks. Clothing and home decor stores can be found down Eglinton Avenue West. Yorkdale Shopping Centre is connected to the subway line and Allen Road which makes for easy access to and from Forest Hill.
Forest Hill North real estate listings may or may not mention the entertainment attractions available to potential buyers. For example, the Belt Line fitness and nature trail trails the route of the former Belt Line railway, Toronto's historic first commuter train. Nature and fitness enthusiasts both take pleasure in the Belt Line Path.
Annually in July, the city hosts a street festival within walking distance from the eastern part of Forest Hill along Yonge Street. A number of programs for preschoolers, children and adults are offered at Forest Hill's Public Library. Also, the local community centre has a gymnasium, walking track, exercise rooms as well as an indoor and outdoor pool.